CSTO bought Russian arms $ 500 million

The participating States of the Organization of Collective Security Treaty purchased Russian weapons and military equipment worth 500 million dollars. On this, as reported ITAR-TASS, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. According to him, the Allies were purchased "the most modern weapons and equipment."

Details of the agreements Borduzha not disclosed, saying only that the purchase was made in the framework of a joint program for the modernization of armaments. "The basis for the interaction is the intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation," — he added. CSTO member states are now Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

In mid-February 2012 learned, that Russia in 2011, Kazakhstan has put a number of tank support fighting vehicles and heavy flamethrower system on tank chassis. In addition, negotiations began for the supply of main battle tanks T-90 Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

It should also be noted that the supply of Russian equipment and components for defense systems program provides a single system of air defense of the CIS. In particular, in December 2010, Air Force Chief of Defence of Kazakhstan Alexander Sorokin said, Astana that Russia will supply anti-aircraft missile systems S-300 at no charge.

The formation of regional air defense zones CIS started in 2007. Currently agreement on a unified air defense concluded with Belarus and Armenia. It is planned to sign similar agreements with all the countries of the CIS. Under the existing arrangements Russian weapons and military equipment supplied by the CSTO allies without a market margins and, in some cases, and at cost.

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